Slovenia joined the European Union in 2004 and, on 1 January 2007, became the first of the new EU countries to adopt the euro.
Last update: 4 may 2009
Surface area: 20 270 km2
Population: 2 053 393 (Eurostat 2009)
Joined the European Union: 1 May 2004
Currency: Euro since 1 January 2007 (formerly tolar, SIT)
Status: Euro-area member since 1 January 2007
Fixed conversion rate: €1 = 239.640 SIT
Adoption of the euro: The scenario chosen by Slovenia was the ‘big bang’ changeover with a dual circulation period lasting from 1 January 2007 to 14 January 2007 during which both Slovenian tolar and euro banknotes and coins were used for payments.
Exchange of former national currency:
Dual display of prices: Display of prices in both tolar and euro was mandatory until 30 June 2007.
Toll-free phone line: 080 2002
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